Marie Kondo is more than just a lifestyle guru—she’s a saint. She is the mother you never had, the sister everybody would want, the friend that everybody deserves. You don’t know a better person. From the first second your fingers grazed the cover of one of her best-selling books, you absorbed every Marie Kondo-ism. You mastered rule one and committed yourself to tidying up. Your clothes stand up straight when you when fold them now.
You have cultivated empathy for the things that surround you. You are feeling zen. You are on a mission to develop a simple and mindful life. You are… not ready to say goodbye to some stuff.
So what if that broken cuckoo clock sitting in your living room doesn’t exactly spark joy? It sparks… nostalgia? Yeah, nostalgia, let’s go with that. Queen Kondo suggests that we keep things that have value to us and yes, that clock missing a bird and hour hands definitely fulfills you meaningfully. No judgments!
The broken flower pots that sit on your windowsill mean a lot to you, too. It doesn’t matter that the plants inside are dead. Why? Because they are alive in your heart. Hello, rule two of Kondo-ism is to imagine your ideal lifestyle. And your ideal lifestyle involves you sitting in your own filth among a collection of things you just can’t let go, like the empty shoeboxes under your bed. You never know, you might need them one day for a diorama project or something.
You didn’t completely fail, anyway—you sorted your household items by category and thanked plenty of things for their service before promptly trashing them (rule three, duh). Books? Buh-bye Faulkner’s The Sound and the Fury. Although, you did keep your Tolkien collection, even if you didn’t finish reading it. But paper items? Those are long gone, including those mile-long drugstore receipts. Sentimental items and miscellanea just happen to overlap for you. They spark joy! Plus, that old, smelly La-Z-Boy armchair still has five dollars’ worth of quarters in the crevices.
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